How to configure PFJailctl package (jail_template)?

  • Hi,

    I just tried installing the PFJailctl package on pfSense 1.2.2.  According to the associate doc page (, "Jails are created, started, stopped and deleted from the pfSense web GUI".  But I can't seem to find any configuration for the jail package anywhere in the GUI.

    Am I blind, or is this something that has to be configured from the shell?  If so, can someone point me to the right location to start configuring my Jail?



  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It's all in the GUI, look under Services > Jails.

    I would also suggest installing the Jail Template package. It is a lot faster than waiting on sysinstall to download/setup a system inside a jail over FTP.

  • Thanks.  It turned out that I had tried installing pfJailctl on pfSense 1.2.2.  Apparently, it seems that it requires 1.2.3 for the configuration options to show up under the Services tab.  I upgraded to 1.2.3-RC1, uninstalled pfJailctl, reinstalled it and now it shows up there.

    I have also installed jail_template, rebooted and yet it doesn't show up in the dropdown list when I try to create a new jail.  Am not sure why.  I know I am getting Javascript errors on the Jail:Edit page, but I don't know if that is related to it or not.  Actually, I just tried in FF3, and it shows up fine there without any JS errors.  The JS errors occur in ie7.